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No New Confirmed Covid Infections in Guildford Borough So Far This Week

Published on: 21 Jun, 2020
Updated on: 24 Jun, 2020

As at Sunday, June 21 there have been no confirmed Covid-19 infections in Guildford borough since Monday (June 15), according to Public Health England, and no Covid-linked deaths at the RSCH for the third week running.

But there were 31 more confirmed cases across Surrey (including Woking four, Waverley two, Mole Valley two, Surrey Heath four and Rushmoor (Hants) three. The figures are understood not to include the results of tests at Covid testing centres such as Onslow Park & Ride).

In neighbouring counties there were: 11 in West Sussex, six in Hampshire and 98 new confirmed cases in Kent.

Covid deaths were also few across Surrey in the same period. Only four were reported, two at Frimley NHS Trust and two at Ashford and St Peters and two in East Surrey (SASH).

It has been said by the government that as we move to a new phase localised returns to full lockdown might be required to deal with localised infection flare-ups.

On Friday (June 19) the government reduced the coronavirus alert level from four to three. Under level three, the virus is considered to be “in general circulation” and there could be a “gradual relaxation of restrictions”. In level four, transmission was considered to be “high or rising exponentially”.

The government has said it hopes to reopen pubs, restaurants and hotels from the beginning of July, if safe.

No definitive date is given for the hospitality sector, but ministers are preparing to ease more coronavirus lockdown restrictions on July 4.

In addition, to a possible reduction of the social distancing to one metre, new measures for the hospitality sector reported in The Times include:
• Drinkers could be asked to order via an app rather than going to the bar;
• Staff could patrol to enforce social distancing;
• Tables at restaurants might not be set in advance; and
• Room service in hotels could be left outside the doors to guests’ rooms.

Our Local Covid Stats Page will be updated tomorrow evening.

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